Better Help Indeed – Get your answer

When I was first approached…Better Help Indeed…. to possibly work together with them on a youtube series among the important things that was truly important to me as a psychologist was that I would have autonomy over what I discussed what what topics I chose to present and likewise you know my own views when when needed or appropriate to share them and I was granted that by a they generally said you understand we trust you as a clinical expert and

we’re gon na trust you to go out there and discuss what you understand and one of the important things that I truly wished to address is the truth that I’m not simply here to say that online treatment is the answer for everything you understand I think it can be incredibly helpful for many individuals I’ve seen it myself working with individuals from a few months up to over a year and I seen how being able to message and likewise have video sessions with someone is actually a it

nearly enhances the the restorative experience in such a way at the same time I have a private practice where I see individuals face-to-face and I thoroughly enjoy that and there are individuals that I see there that I would not think about seeing online either they would not be appropriate we would not be able to do the level and depth of work we’re doing or it simply would not feel comfortable and and that’s all right those two things can both be true and I believe one of the important things that I wish to begin to have people think about exists’s a location for both offline and online treatment it is actually a matter of you understand deciding what’s right for you however likewise what’s most proper for you with the help of a professional when I talk about certain counseling styles or approaches as being appropriate for you what I indicate by that is that it would be the best technique for

the particular issue that you’re dealing with and I think that a person of the issues that a great deal of individuals have is that online therapy is attempting to change offline counseling and I can inform you 100% that that’s not real I’ve had many discussions with the founder of where he has actually mentioned that his audience isn’t to compete with traditional practices or put psychologists or licensed professionals out of business his objective is to supply mental health access to individuals who aren’t going to enter into the therapy workplace and I 100% support that mission and I think it’s important and we have an issue with access

to mental health care in this country and is one option as our other online business I was discussing previously that there are things that I personally think that online therapy is better suited for or offline treatment is more appropriate for and I’ve actually I’ve actually discussed this in other settings due to the fact that it is something I feel quite passionate about and I need to say that my viewpoint has actually been favored by business like in regards to hopefully how they how they work with the people that provide for care so I simply wished to spend a number of minutes discussing my own is my own individual viewpoint about the important things that are most suitable for online versus offline treatment so in my view I see online therapy as a fantastic place for individuals who are fighting with tough life shifts for circumstances where they’re experiencing more stress than regular for scenarios where you know they have a very specific issue with stress and anxiety or social stress and anxiety and a treatment like cognitive

 

behavior modification which is really structured can can benefit them which treatment due to the fact that it’s not as interpersonal as others is best for online therapy since it involves a great deal of research it includes worksheets it involves learning specific abilities and methods so mild milder disorders like moderate stress and anxiety mild depression change disorders even PTSD as long as like the individual has received care initially in other places these are all things that can be attended to through online therapy you know consider somebody who has a agoraphobia and maybe they reach out to a therapist from their home because they can’t leave their house and just simply to clarify agoraphobia is a disorder where people are really horrified of being trapped and caught in a location where they may have a panic attack therefore basically they begin to limit their activities and limit their activities up until a lot of them can’t leave their home without really feeling significant distress so if somebody like that is at home and they can reach out through their computer system and connect to a counselor that’s a terrific initial step is that going to cure them absolutely not due to the fact that agoraphobia to be effectively treated requirements that individual to be able to go outdoors and to resume typical activities and in some cases that involves a therapist going to their house to help them with that process certainly online counselors are going to have the ability to do that but might they be the bridge that got that person who hesitates to leave their home from that preliminary supportive technique to counseling where they can actually have a much better life 100% and this is what the gap that intends to fill with their services my indicate this to this specific video and bringing these

things up is that I I wish to clearly communicate that anything that I show you is going to be fully from where I stand as an expert psychologist and more notably what I think is as just a human being on this earth attempting to do the best that I can and so I I won’t tell you that something is appropriate that I don’t believe is appropriate I won’t show you that online counseling is the cure-all for everything because I do not think that therefore you can always anticipate to hear my sincere viewpoint on what I believe from my own experience and knowledge base as a licensed psychologist I hope you discovered this video helpful and fascinating if you did please like it below and feel free to subscribe to our YouTube channel where we’re going to be producing more and more videos on a variety of different mental health topics and please connect if there’s something specific you would like us to cover or address in an approaching video